Sick of Alexa's voice? Amazon now allows skills to use different voices

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An Alexa app, pre-installed on the computer will let the users call up the assistant and see any information like weather forecasts, music albums and more on display. So, for example, they can give a different voice to each character in an adventure story or in a game skill.

It's all part of Amazon Polly, which was created for Alexa developers back in 2017. Take this survey to apply to participate in the developer preview, where you can help us refine the feature. With voice becoming a more popular input, businesses can use Polly to differentiate their offerings on Alexa.

It should be noted that developers can already add multiple voices to their skills, but it's a more complex process that involves recording a voice as an audio file. "It's as easy as that".


The feature now only allows developers to select from eight U.S. English voices, which means it could be some time before multi-voice Alexa Skills make their way to Canada.

Polly's voices are far from flawless, of course, but as they see more use, that could change.

Below are two videos demonstrating a voice squatting attack on an Amazon Alexa and Google Home device. Amazon will provide more information to those who are selected.


The bank used the Alexa Skills Kit to create the services.

The entire idea of a voice masquerading attack is to prolong the interaction time of a running app but without telling the user.


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